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Emotional Trash Bag Figures by Khalil Chishtee

Emotional Trash Bag Figures by  Khalil Chishtee | BASIC VOWELS | Scoop.it

Using trash bags, unused grocery bags and plastic sheets, Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee creates life-sized figures wracked with emotion. He uses these materials as a metaphor for "recycling our identities" or braving the problems of life.

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Vik Muniz's - Pictures of Junk and Garbage - My Modern Metropolis

Vik Muniz's - Pictures of Junk and Garbage - My Modern Metropolis | BASIC VOWELS | Scoop.it

We've previously covered a documentary called Wasteland, featuring visual artist Vik Muniz's work. Today we bring you some of his creations from two of his series entitled Pictures of Junk and Pictures of Garbage. In each of these projects, Muniz creates images using... you guessed it: junk and garbage.

 

The New York-based artist constructs painting-like visuals out of random waste. He utilizes discarded items that include food products, dirt, toys, papers, plastics, wires, old clothes, and tires. The list is never-ending and ever-fascinating. His innovative creations have a magnetism that would otherwise be unfit for a pile of garbage.

 

In Pictures of Garbage, Muniz takes pictures of catadores, the people of Brazil who collect recyclable materials from garbage dumps, and recreates their images using discarded rubbish. After meeting these hardworking people, it became a collaborative effort in which the subjects helped to create their re-imaging. Muniz's other waste-fueled project, Pictures of Junk, is the artist's junkyard reinterpretations of classic paintings, including Caravaggio's Narcissus.

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Where Do You Think Your Trash Goes?

Where Do You Think Your Trash Goes? | BASIC VOWELS | Scoop.it

This was our entry for the 2010 Young Guns Awards. The campaign was focused on making people aware of the fact that trash doesn't just magically dissapear, and that we instead need to consume responsibly before we have to face the inevitable. By the way, that's me doing the voice over on the case study video.

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